Environment

Environment

Dumping of illegal waste in spotlight

Almost a third of rural land owners and agricultural businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber have had illegal waste dumped on their land in the last three years, according to new research.

News
The close season for coarse fishing on rivers starts tomorrow.

River patrols planned as coarse fishing close season starts

Anglers are being reminded that the close season for coarse fishing in rivers starts tomorrow.

Environment 1
A male hen harrier in flight. Picture by Andy Hay, RSPB Images

Have you spotted one of these birds?

The RSPB is calling on eagled-eyed wildlife fans to keep a look out for hen harriers, one of England’s rarest birds of prey.

News
The 88-metre Adwen blade arriving in Blyth

Giant wind-turbine blade arrives in Northumberland

One of the world’s longest offshore wind-turbine blades is pictured arriving into the Port of Blyth.

News
From left, Les Wharton (Able Construction), Fiona Gibson, (Friends of Ridley Park), Coun Adrian Cartie (Blyth Town Council), Coun Eileen Cartie (Northumberland County Council), George Robson (Friends of Ridley Park).

Park will soon have a new toilet block

Construction work for a project to improve a set of facilities at a Northumberland park has got under way.

News
Fly-tipping near Norham

Asbestos fly-tipping cases soar across Northumberland

A surge of asbestos fly-tipping incidents across Northumberland is causing environmental and health concerns.

News 11
The blackbird was the most common playground visitor in 2016. Picture courtesy of RSPB

Schools can take part in Birdwatch

Children all over Northumberland are swapping books for binoculars to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

News
Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Many prosecutions as a result of agency’s enforcement actions

Almost £220,000 in fines and costs were imposed by courts in 2016 following Environment Agency investigations into those flouting waste and fishing laws in the North East.

News 5
Chimney collapse at Low Greens in Berwick.

Council staff on standby for windy weather

Northumberland County Council teams are on standby to tackle any issues caused by the windy weather forecast over the coming days.

News 2
Icy mornings may be on the cards this weekend.

A wintry weekend: Your North East forecast from the Met Office

Frosty mornings and heavy showers are forecast for the North East this weekend.
Environment
The Polar Vortex may cause temperatures to plummet

Why the North East could be set for its coldest winter in years

Last week the North East had an early taste of winter as snow fell on higher ground - and forecasters are warning it could just be the start of a very cold winter.

Environment 5
Coun Ian Swithenbank.

Council’s warning on cowboy collectors

Don’t trust a ‘white van man’ offering to get rid of your rubbish on the cheap – that’s the message from Northumberland County Council after a string of fly-tipping incidents from unscrupulous waste collectors.

News 1
The Met Office is warning drivers to be careful if they're planning to take routes that go over higher ground in the coming days.

Snow warning: North East could see 'several centimetres'

The heavy rain is set to turn into snow in area of the North East over the coming days, according to the Met Office.
Environment 6
Heatherfield Care Home in Annitsford.

Home digs for victory

It’s high five in the gardening stakes for a care home.

News 1
The eider or Cuddy's duck.

Help save Northumberland’s sea duck

Bird protection charity, the RSPB, is calling for more help for Northumberland’s iconic eider duck, 1,300 years after St Cuthbert introduced the first laws to safeguard its future.

Environment
This weather won't be happening anytime soon

Snowmageddon isn't on the way, no matter what the front pages say

Reports of a snowmageddon on the way may be slightly exaggerated.

Environment 2
Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.

8 things that should cheer us all up this Autumn

There's a definite nip in the air, the heavy coats are coming out, and staying at home suddenly seems like a more attractive option than a night on the tiles.
Environment
Don't miss Halley's night-time spectacle

When and how you can watch Halley's Comet light up the night sky this October

Eyes to the skies! We’re in for a month-long meteor shower thanks to dust from Halley’s Comet.

Environment 4
Josephine Butler Primary Campus in Ashington won the best urban project award. Picture by Andrew Bryson Photography.

Accolades for green projects across county

Groups, organisations and individuals across the county were honoured at the LOVE Northumberland awards ceremony on Monday evening.

News
Load more